quote:Exodus 21:23-25 And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life, Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, Burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.
It's all one sentence, no distinction between one and the other.
It's a formula for making the punishment fit the crime. And how this makes anyone a lover of vengeance is beyond me.
Punishment = vengeance.
But of course it ISN'T about punishment at all. What part of the word GIVE do you not understand? Nothing is accomplished by TAKING and eye or a life.
Christ's loving mercy doesn't save convicted criminals from punishment.
So you forgive them and then execute them? What do you think forgiveness means?
It has always been understood that those are references to the day of the week the Church met for worship...
But they are not. The wording is clear: they met the day before Paul left and no other reason is suggested, nor is it suggested that their meetings followed every seventh day after that. You're making it up.
These weird and befuddled creatures will shortly announce their views to the world on matters of which they have absolutely no knowledge - sex, contraception, gender disforia, adult same sex relationships and just, well, families.